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Evanston Top Tips For Fuel Economy


Evanston Subaru Top Tips on Fuel Savings
Maintaining high-MPG driving habits saves fuel too.

Bringing your vehicle into a local Subaru  Dealer for service is an easy way to improve fuel   economy. But so are these mpg-conscious driving and refueling tips, which you can  practice out on the road, for real day-to-day  savings:

  • DRIVE SENSIBLY
Rapid acceleration and braking wastes gas. Avoiding jackrabbit starts and stops can  increase fuel economy by 5%.

  • OBSERVE SPEED LIMITS
Fuel economy drops 2% for every mile per hour that you drive over 55. Just slowing down from 75 to 65 mph can increase mpg up to 15%.

  • REMOVE EXCESS WEIGHT
Avoid traveling with unnecessary items, 
especially heavy ones-for every extra 100 pounds that a vehicle carries, fuel economy drops by 2%.

  • AVOID EXCESSIVE IDLING
Idling longer than 60 seconds consumes more gas than stopping and restarting. If your stop is going to take more than a minute, turn the engine off.

  • USE CRUISE CONTROL
Maintaining a steady speed can increase fuel economy by 10%. If you're traveling 
on the highway, use your cruise control.










  • COMBINE TRIPS
Several short trips can use twice as much
fuel as one long trip of the same distance. Save gas and time by combining your errands.

  • FILL UP EARLY OR LATE
Gas has greater density at lower 
temperatures. Fill up during the cooler 
early-morning or late-evening hours, 
and you'll get more gas for your money.

  • USE THE PROPER OCTANE
Higher octane gas won't boost mpg, so 
unless your vehicle requires it, it's a waste  of money. Using lower octane gas in a  vehicle that does require it can result in power loss and engine damage.

  • DON'T OVERFILL
"Topping off" a tank only results in gas sloshing around or seeping out. Don't waste the extra fueldollars stop pumping at the first "click" of an automatic fuel nozzle.

  • TIGHTEN THE GAS CAP
A loose, damaged or missing gas cap can allow gas to evaporate and cause a loss of up to 2 mpg.

  • CLOSE THE WINDOWS
At highway speeds, open windows cause  air drag that burns extra fuel. Rolling them up can increase fuel economy by 10%.

 
What's MPG SERVICE?

 
A reminder from Subaru that Maintenance Preserves Gas. Next time you're at the pump, think about this: better fuel economy starts with better vehicle maintenance. Why? Because neglect of basic maintenance items can have a significant effect on fuel consumption and the amount of money you spend to "fill it up."

It's a good thing your local Subaru Dealer already offers a range of Genuine Subaru Maintenance Parts and Services that can
help you boost fuel economy and save money. Ask your Subaru Service Advisor for recommendations to get the maximum MPG performance from your Subaru.

SUBARU MPG SERVICES & TIPS

MOTOR OIL AND OIL FILTER
Along with performing routine oil and oil filter changes, using the lightest grade of oil for your climate, season and vehicle model will help improve fuel economy. Switching from higher viscosity oil reduces engine friction, and can result in a 6% gain in fuel economy.

AIR FILTER
A clogged air filter will makes your engine work harder and use more fuel. Replacing a dirty air filter can improve mpg by as much as 10%.

SPARK PLUGS
A misfiring sparkplug can cut fuel efficiency by as much as 30%. Replacing spark plugs according to owner's manual recommend-ations—and using Genuine Subaru Spark Plugs-will help maintain maximum mpg.

WHEEL ALIGNMENT
Along with poor handling and uneven tire wear, wheel misalignment can cause a 10% drop in fuel economy.

ENGINE MAINTENANCE
Carbon deposits on air intake valves and in the throttle body reduce fuel economy. Genuine Subaru Engine Cleaner and Genuine Subaru Throttle Plate and Induction Cleaner can remove harmful deposits. Genuine Subaru Fuel Injector Cleaner Fluid can help prevent them. 

ENGINE DIAGNOSTICS
A triggered "Check Engine" light could be signaling any number of problems that impact fuel economy. Diagnosing and repairing a faulty oxygen sensor, for example, can improve mpg by as much as 40%.


TIRE PRESSURE
Tires under-inflated by just four pounds of pressure can cut mpg by 10%. Keep your tires properly inflated by checking their pressure often, and always when they are cold.